|Boom, Redux, 2013.|
Ever the editor... I wasn't happy with the original Boom that I made for my squeeze for Xmas. It was the weakest piece in my series of stitched 45 inserts. So, badda boo, badda bing, I redesigned and stitched up a brand new one.
|Spider wheel stitch & other details.|
The squeeze is a natural gentleman and was profoundly gracious; he said he liked the old one. But he respected my need to change it. I felt it was a fail. So... Boom, Redux is born.
|Hum, Spin and Boom, Redux, united at chez Andy.|
I'm much happier with the dense, lush back stitch fill that I so love. And the deep blue floss. To me, when I saw them all together last night, it felt like it fits together better as a series.
|Detail of the back stitch fill.|
In other news... please take a look at my newly updated blog banner! My fabulous designer friend Monique replaced two images of needlefelted work (I haven't needlefelted in years) with more recent embroidery: Tiny Great Curve and Suga Belt. I feel like these more accurately capture my current artwork and aesthetic. Yes? No?
|I'm in love with this graphic!|
Finally, check out this rad collection of 45 inserts that the uber cool artist Marshall Thompson (a.k.a. Sailor Mouth) shared with me.
Shazam!! I love these so much! How wonderful to play with the imagery of these fantastic, outdated, Mid-20th Century objects?
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